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America’s large size and population explains why it could afford its extreme manufacturing protectionism during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Mexico ceased import substitution with the passage of NAFTA. For various reasons, economy-wide labor productivity continued to stagnate.
Also, while Turkey was never a basket case, it was was never a tiger economy, either. It remains the only example of a country to successfully transition from successful import substitution to successful free-ish trade.

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